Well, friends, the first Sunday of Advent is here, and I have to admit that I have not even printed the “begin in October to have a chance at a good Advent” to-do list. Our kitchen is gutted, our house is a construction zone with boxes everywhere, and my calendar is looking like a spreadsheet, but I do need to make sure that my family has a lovely Christmas somehow. I have learned over the years that when I start to get anxious and when I start to forget things, a to-do list is my first step at a fighting chance. So, for those in the same boat, here is the a link to the original to-do list:
I’m working on my streamlined, survival mode version. So far, this is what is on the list:
1. Print December calendar, including everything possible
2. Print calendar in a weekly agenda style format
3. Find a time to take your kids to confession.
4. Print Red’s list and make a December version.
So, yeah, I have done items 1 and 2. I have taken care of #3 for the homeschooled kids, but not the schoolies. I hope to be back to you shortly with the results of #4 in case any of you are feeling, like me, behind before you have even started.